Writing on the Walls

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Try to imagine a life without timekeeping. You probably can’t. You know the month, the year, the day of the week. There is a clock on your wall or the dashboard of your car. You have a schedule, a calendar, a time for dinner or a movie. Yet all around you, timekeeping is ignored. Birds are not late. A dog does not check its watch. Deer do not fret over passing birthdays. Man alone measures time. Man alone chimes the hour. And, because of this, man alone suffers a paralyzing fear that no other creature endures. A fear of time running out.
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In Defense of Traditional Marriage

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The Third Eye View

by Kyle Park

               Everywhere we look today, from the headlines to the sidelines, we are constantly reminded of how American culture and society is on the rapid decline. At the heart of this tragedy is the erosion of some of our most cherished beliefs and beloved traditions. As of late, there is a war raging in our homes and communities against the most fundamental human tradition of all: marriage.

               It seems today that one can’t turn on the television or scan the headlines without hearing of another heathen state throwing a sacred marital tradition out the window in favor of allowing the homosexuals their basic human rights. That, my fellow Americans, is the fuel that will burn our great nation alive!  

               Let us now examine why this mockery of “marriage” between two consenting adults is sending our country spiraling to a fabulous rainbow-colored Hell.

               First off, gay marriage is not natural. That’s right, just like eyeglasses, airplanes, or chemotherapy, we must resist anything and everything that is not of the natural state. Why? For those unnatural abominations simply threaten the very fabric of our civilization! That’s why I’ve personally shunned the callous corruption of Colgate toothpaste, the iniquitous impurity of bacon ice cream, and – most importantly – the decadent depravity of doctors and donuts! Am I bleeding internally from a number of untreated intestinal infections and aberrations? Yes. But am I treating the natural course of human life with respect? Damn straight (no pun intended, ha-ha)! In short, how dare we promote the artificial over the biological, to invite the wrath of the natural world into our created American lives? Let us turn not to homosexual evil, but rather towards the natural fluorescent lights of Walmart and Starbucks and Silicon Valley, those pure Americana values of our great nation!

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As Americans, we have this naïve assumption that people all over the world are struggling and way behind us. They’re not. Sweden and South Korea have more advanced high speed internet networks. Japan has the most advanced trains and transportation systems. Norwegians make more money. The biggest and most advanced plane in the world is flown out of Singapore. The tallest buildings in the world are now in Dubai and Shanghai. Meanwhile, the US has the highest incarceration rate in the world.
10 Things Most Americans Don’t Know About America [x]  (via assivore)

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To get a gun in Japan, first, you have to attend an all-day class and pass a written test, which are held only once per month. You also must take and pass a shooting range class. Then, head over to a hospital for a mental test and drug test (Japan is unusual in that potential gun owners must affirmatively prove their mental fitness), which you’ll file with the police. Finally, pass a rigorous background check for any criminal record or association with criminal or extremist groups, and you will be the proud new owner of your shotgun or air rifle. Just don’t forget to provide police with documentation on the specific location of the gun in your home, as well as the ammo, both of which must be locked and stored separately. And remember to have the police inspect the gun once per year and to re-take the class and exam every three years.

A Land Without Guns: How Japan Has Virtually Eliminated Shooting Deaths (via buttension)

see, that’s gun control
you don’t take away a person’s right to bear arms
you take away a person’s ability to abuse their arms
i mean it’s high maintenance but i really think it’d be worth it if it saves lives  

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Why do police have quotas? If a doctor went around intentionally sneezing on people to get more patients, that would be seen as a travesty to their profession. But police, can sit around and wait for someone to turn on a red light or commit other mundane ‘offenses’ because they have quotas to meet. Quotas are all the proof we need that policing is not a public service vocation; it’s a business and a subsidiary of Wall Street.

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While I was sleeping, this went viral.

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this answer on yahoo from a retired officer will add on some further insight to this

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The Colors of India

“There are some parts of the world that, once visited, get into your heart and won’t go. For me, India is such a place. When I first visited, I was stunned by the richness of the land, by its lush beauty and exotic architecture, by its ability to overload the senses with the pure, concentrated intensity of its colors, smells, tastes, and sounds. It was as if all my life I had been seeing the world in black and white and, when brought face-to-face with India, experienced everything re-rendered in brilliant technicolor.” 

-Keith Bellows

Please visit the exhibition at Flo Peters Gallery in Hamburg, Germany

http://flopetersgallery.com/

Pumpen 8, 20095 Hamburg, Germany
+49 40 30374686

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